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“And my heart walked toward, the daughter of love and Beauty, and said, “Bestow upon me wisdom, that I might share it with the people.” And she responded, “Say not wisdom, but rather fortune, for real fortune comes not from outside, but begins in the Holy of Holies of life. Share of thyself with the people.”

Khalil Gibran

From dinner and shopping in Florence with Laura Gucci to truffle hunting at private Chateau, we’ll put the pizzazz back into the live auction. For a select few charities, the DreamMaker will deliver auctionable experiences that cannot be commoditized. And if they don’t have a clue as to how much it really costs, the sky’s the limit on the bidding.

“Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.”

Khalil Gibran bin Mikhael bin Saâd

Extraordinary charitable organizations deserve better than par results at the silent auction. Yet these events have largely become uninspiring both for the attendees and for the charity’s treasury. Let the DreamMaker provoke good-natured competition amongst the clientele with items and experiences that they never even knew could be had. Leave the BMW, cruises, condo and jewelry to the charity further down their short list-they already have those in spades. If you’re ready to move into a different category of auction income, invite the DreamMaker to your party.

“He who obtains has little; he who scatters has much.”

Lao Tse

Let the discerning and street-smart eye of the DreamMaker examine your current environment to determine which of the elements in your fundraiser will be able to generate increased revenue. If your Board of Directors is change averse, the DreamMaker will ride into town to guide them as to how current operations can be monetized and new opportunities created. You’d be surprised to discover what your current membership is willing to support, once you put a value on it.

“Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.”

Scott Adams